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Vocabulary Units 7 & 8.  Noun  A state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set aside  Synonym: suspension Abeyance.

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1 Vocabulary Units 7 & 8

2  Noun  A state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set aside  Synonym: suspension Abeyance

3  Adjective  Having opposite and conflicting feelings about someone or something  Unsure  Synonym: Equivocal  Antonym: Unequivocal Ambivalent

4  Verb  To set upon from all sides; to surround with an army; to trouble, harass  Synonym: Pester Beleaguer

5  Noun  Full freedom or authority to act at one’s own discretion  Synonym: blank check Carte Blanche

6  Noun  A sudden, violent, or devastating upheaval; a surging flood, deluge  Synonym: Disaster Cataclysm

7  Verb  To corrupt morally, seduce; to indulge in dissipation  Synonym: Carouse  Antonym: Inspire Debauch

8  Noun  Dazzling or conspicuous success or acclaim; great brilliance (of performance or achievement)  Synonym: Celebrity  Antonym: Dullness Éclat

9  Adjective  Overly demanding or hard to please; excessively careful in regard to details; easily disgusted  Synonym: Finicky  Antonym: Slovenly Fastidious

10  Verb  To jump or skip about playfully  Synonym: Frolic Gambol

11  Verb  To soak or stain thoroughly; to fill the mind  Synonym: Infuse  Antonym: Erase Imbue

12  Adjective  Just beginning; not fully shaped or formed  Synonym: Embryonic  Antonym: Developed Inchoate

13  Noun  A malicious satire  Synonym: Parody  Antonym: Flattery Lampoon

14  Adjective  Capable of being formed into different shapes; capable of being altered, adapted, or influenced  Synonym: impressionable  Antonym: inflexible Malleable

15  Noun  An agent or force inflicting vengeance or punishment; retribution itself; an unbeatable rival  Synonym: Comeuppance  Antonym: ally Nemesis

16  Verb  To make a choice or decision  Synonyms: choose, select, decide  **OPTION** Opt

17  Adjective  Lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements  Noun  Such a person  Synonym: Boorish  Antonym: Refined Philistine

18  Adjective  Involving or characteristic of clever rogues or adventurers  Synonym: Roguish Picaresque

19  Adjective  Nauseated or uneasy; causing nausea or uneasiness, troubled  Synonym: Unsettled  Antonym: Calm Queasy

20  Adjective  Stubborn; hard or difficult to manage; not responsive to treatment or cure  Synonym: Unruly  Antonym: Docile Refractory

21  Noun  The ability to say and do the right thing in any situation; social competence  Synonym: Sophistication  Antonym: Tactlessness Savoir-faire

22  Noun  A departure from what is proper, right, expected, or normal; a lapse from a sound mental state  Synonym: Deviation Aberration

23  Adjective  For this specific purpose; improvised  Synonym: makeshift  Antonym: long-standing Ad hoc

24  Noun  The source or cause of fatal injury, death, destruction, or ruin; death or ruin itself; poison  Synonym: Spoiler  Antonym: Solace Bane

25  Noun  The intrusion of commonplace or trite material into a context whose tone is lofty or elevated; grossly insincere or exaggerated sentimentality; the lowest phase, nadir; an anticlimax, comedown  Synonym: mush Bathos

26  Adjective  Ill-tempered, quarrelsome; difficult to get along or deal with  Synonym: Irascible  Antonym: Good-natured Cantankerous

27  Noun  The determination of right and wrong in questions of conduct or conscience by the application of general ethical principles; specious argument  Synonym: Sophistry Casuistry

28  Adjective  Actually existing or in effect, although not legally required or sanctioned  Synonym: In actuality  Antonym: De jure De Facto

29  Noun  The act of preying upon or plundering  Synonym: Looting Depredation

30  Noun  A sympathetic understanding of or identification with feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of someone or something else  Synonyms: Sympathy, compassion  Antonym: Insensitivity Empathy

31  Noun  A forerunner, herald  Synonym: Precursor  Antonym: Sequel Harbinger

32  Noun  The belief that the attainment of pleasure is life’s chief aim; devotion to or pursuit of pleasure  Synonym: Pleasure seeking  Antonym: self-denial Hedonism

33  Adjective  Lacking brilliance or vitality; dull  Synonym: Flat  Antonym: Dazzling Lackluster

34  Adjective  Discontented with or in open defiance of prevailing conditions  Synonym: Dissatisfied  Antonym: Satisfied Malcontent

35  Adjective  Flowing sweetly or smoothly, honeyed  Synonym: Musical Mellifluous

36  Noun  Undue favoritism to or excessive patronage of one’s relatives Nepotism

37  Verb  To cater to or provide satisfaction for the low tastes or vices of others  Synonym: Indulge Pander

38  Noun  A minor sin or offense; a trifling fault or shortcoming  Synonym: Indiscretion  Antonym: Felony Peccadillo

39  Noun  The principal dish of a meal; the principal event, incident, or item; an outstanding accomplishment  Synonym: Centerpiece  Antonym: Hors D’ouvre Pièce de résistance

40  Verb  To send or order back; in law, to send back to jail or to a lower court  Synonym: return  Antonym: release Remand

41  Noun  A group of symptoms or signs that collectively characterize or indicate a disease, disorder, abnormality, etc.  Synonym: pattern Syndrome


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